Meeting Youth Where They Are: Why Social-Emotional Skills and Cultural Responsive Mentoring is Critical for College and Career Readiness

I knew something was off when I couldn’t focus in my courses, the weight of my head was too much to bear, and getting out of bed was increasingly difficult as the days passed. I couldn’t articulate this at the time, but I was suffering from depression. During […]

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In Real Life Blog Series: Bringing Mentoring to the Workplace

Mentoring can happen in moments big and small.  Think back to the guidance you received from that experienced colleague during critical moments when navigating your career path, and how that relationship empowered you.  This July, we’ll share resources, stories and tips that illustrate how you can pay-it-forward through […]

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Rachelle Damminger, Director of Communications, Spark
July 1st, 2016
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In Real Life Blog Series: Strengthening Cultural Ties through Mentoring

Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships can have powerful positive effects on youth in a variety of ways. This June, we’re sharing stories about how mentoring can benefit all young people, and how you can add your voice in support of those most at-risk of becoming disconnected from […]

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Donna Ennis, Fond du Lac 4-H Tribal Youth Mentor Program
June 29th, 2016
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JPMorgan TFI Fellows Participate in Congressional Briefing on Mentoring

In a strong finish to their junior year, several young men participating in The Fellowship Initiative (TFI), traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent JPMorgan Chase on a topic that’s most meaningful to them: mentoring. The TFI Fellows visited Capitol Hill, where one of the participants, Edgar, spoke at […]

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Linda Rodriguez, JPMorgan Chase
June 27th, 2016
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MENTOR Releases Guide to Mentoring Boys and Young Men of Color

When MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR)’s team sat down to discuss developing a companion guide to the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, 4th Edition™ (Elements) for boys and young men of color (BYMOC), we started with the why. Why do we need to develop a supplemental […]

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Elizabeth Santiago, Senior Director of Programs
June 24th, 2016
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In Real Life Blog Series: Diego’s Journey: Navigating Learning Disabilities with my Mentee

Diego* is nearly eight years old. I’ve been mentoring him for about three years, at the request of his older brother, my former mentee who joined the Navy after graduating high school. Recently, Diego and his family learned that like millions of other children, he faces obstacles due […]

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Guest Author: Aaron Kirk Douglas
June 13th, 2016
Posted In: In Real Life

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